You Want Me to Do What: When Where and How to Draw the Line at Work

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 2, 1998 - Business & Economics - 334 pages
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"This book will transform your business. Every manager, every assistant, every secretary, every human-resource director and headhunter MUST read it". -- Harvey MacKay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

Today's administrative assistants and other office professionals have more responsibility. than ever -- and with it comes a whole new host of ethical dilemmas.

In the first book of its kind to address office support staff rather than management, business ethics expert Nan DeMars documents 100 provocative examples of complex office situations -- and offers thoughtful, practical solutions to each scenario. From how one should react to an office romance to what an assistant should do if asked to cover up a superior's error or lie on an expense report, this invaluable guide provides realistic advice that will help office professionals feel empowered while improving the ethical climate of their office -- and keep their jobs while they do it.

"Ethics are for everyone, not just a few. Nan's commonsense guidelines in this groundbreaking book will make the work-place a source of national pride and national regeneration". -- Gloria Steinem

 

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Contents

It depends A primer on ethical dilemmas
32
When does a decision become a dilemma?
47
Mythbusting
57
Ethical management means ethical organizations
64
the vision
81
Whats it like to work in an Ethical Office?
89
No regrets no shame
97
Still true after all these years
104
The limits of loyalty
154
Tell me no secrets the dilemmas of confidentiality
176
Closing the barn door and other security dilemmas
208
Harassment dilemmas
223
Let the games begin
248
Lies and other traps
259
Surviving the nowin dilemmas 276
265
Misdeeds and second chances 302
265

Which way now? Using your ethical compass to resolve
107
How can I say THAT? Ground rules for discussions about ethics
113
The trouble with the boss
136
Keeping your dream job in the Ethical Office 312
265
Index 331
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DeMars is an international consultant and keynote speaker on office ethics.

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